Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Podostemales Podostemaceae

Scientific Name: Macropodiella pellucida
Species Authority: (Engl.) C.Cusset
Inversodicraeia pellucida Engl.
Ledermanniella pellucida (Engl.) C.Cusset

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-12-18
Assessor(s): Ghogue, J.-P.
Reviewer(s): Ameka, G., Cheek, M., Ghogue, J.-P., Nzabi, T. Onana, J.M. & Tchouto, P.
The plant is endemic to Cameroon where it's known from four locations. The total area of occupancy (AOO) of this species is evaluated to less than 20 km2. According to criterion B2, the number of locations and the low AOO along with  habitat quality decline at at least one site due to water pollution (the site is near a town) this species is listed as Endangered.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Cameroon. In Cameroon, the plant is endemic to rivers in the coastal area and the South West provinces.
Countries occurrence:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 15
Number of Locations: 4
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Population [top]

Population: This plant has a very restricted area of occupancy and a very specialized ecology. Therefore the population is low.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Flat aquatic herb, submerged, annual, oblate on rocks in flooded rivers.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to this species are water pollution, temperatures extreme and sudden drought.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None at the moment, but is in need of habitat protection through formal education and awareness of the riverside residents and stakeholders. Studies should also be carried out in order to better understand the species population and range, the habitat status and so on.

Citation: Ghogue, J.-P. 2010. Macropodiella pellucida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T45904A11021892. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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